Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen

  • Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen, Eglisau
    Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen
  • Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen, Eglisau
    Belle Epoque Junior Suite
  • Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen, Eglisau
    Belle Epoque Saal
  • Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen, Eglisau
    Festsaal Suite
  • Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen, Eglisau
    Grüene Suite
  • Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen, Eglisau
    La Passion
  • Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen, Eglisau
  • Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen, Eglisau
  • Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen, Eglisau
    Hirschen by night
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Historic inn, situated on the Rhine, excellent cuisine.

The landmarked Hotel Hirschen has a history dating back to the 16th century. The hotel is located in the quaint town of Eglisau, only 30 minutes from Zurich, beautifully situated along the banks of the Rhine River. The hotel was renovated and refurnished between 2003 and 2007 with painstaking care and passion for details. Seven historic rooms and suites conjure up the charm and beauty of yesteryear. Each room has its distinguished charm in which our guests can sense the ambiance of centuries passed without missing today's comfort. The culinary creations can be enjoyed either in the exclusive gourmet restaurant or in the lively bistro and are based upon a modern and fresh-from-the-market cuisine with references to classical cooking.

Geschichte Romantik Hotel Gasthof Hirschen

History since 1523

The first documentary evidence of the Hirschen in ­Eglisau dates back to 1523. The largest secular building in this medieval town lies directly on the Rhine, integrated into the lowest row of houses on the river. Over the centuries, the building has been renovated and expanded several times, but its structure and structural fabric are largely intact. Today the main building houses the restaurant and guest rooms, while a bistro, a lounge and additional apartments are located in the attached western section. During a 1974 renovation restorers discovered paintings on the façade, which they were able to bring back to life with the help of the cantonal office for the preservation of historic buildings and monuments. They are among the most significant façade paintings in the Canton of Zurich and give the building a special place in the historic townscape. Following a change in owners, the new proprietors decided on a comprehensive renovation of the building. Between 2003 and 2007, the interior and façades were carefully renovated and restored. Original furnishings were returned to their historic locations within the building and period elements from elsewhere incorporated into the historical context. At the same time, the new owner furnished the hotel with an impressive collection of valuable furniture. Modern touches have been skillfully integrated. In 2009, Icomos named the Hirschen Historic Hotel of the Year. It has been a member of Swiss Historic ­Hotels since 2008. (RF)

Walter Kreisser
  • Host
  • Walter Kreisser
  • Hotel type
  • Ideal for a culinary, romantic or business break, banquets
  • Hotel facilities
  • 7 rooms and suites, WLAN, gourmet restaurant, bistro, terrace on the Rhine, banquet rooms
  • Hotel classification
  • ICOMOS-certified
  • Historic hotel of the year 2009
  • Price range
  • CHF 100–200 / EUR 96–192
  • Open
  • Closed in January and 1st week of February
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